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Italy grants preliminary approval of Selva gas field development

Gasoil News - Published on Thu, 17 Jan 2019

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The production concession application to develop the Selva Gas Field onshore Italy has been granted preliminary approval by the Italian Government. Selva, which is located less than one kilometre from the Italian National Gas Grid, includes the Podere Maiar-1d appraisal/redevelopment well ('Podere Maiar'), where strong flow rates from testing operations confirmed a significant commercial gas discovery in January 2018. United holds a 20% interest in Selva which sits within the Podere Gallina Exploration Permit ('Podere Gallina' or the ‘Licence’), located in the Po Valley region of Italy, a proven hydrocarbon region where over 5,000 wells have been drilled historically.

The development plan will involve the installation of a fully automated gas plant at the existing Selva/Podere Maiar-1d well site and the running of a one-kilometre long pipeline to connect to the nearby Italian National Grid connection. The development is targeting production at a rate of up to 150,000 cubic metres (5.3 mmscf/day) a day gross from the C1 and C2 reservoirs in the Medium-Upper Pliocene sands of the Porto Garibaldi Formation. The thickest level C2 (net pay 25.5 m) reported a peak flow rate of 148,136 scm/day on a 3/8 inch choke and a pressure differential of 11 bar with no water production. The higher level C1 (net pay 15.5 m) also reported strong flow test results with a peak flow rate of 129,658 scm/day on a 3/8 inch choke with good pressure recovery.

Subject to successful 3D seismic results from the upcoming programme, additional wells will be drilled to target the additional prospectivity in the licence, including the Selva East, Selva South Flank, and Riccardina structures.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Thu, 17 Jan 2019
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